The BySmart Fiber flatbed fiber laser cutting machine from Bystronic (Niederönz, Switzerland) targets sheet metal processing companies that wish to exploit the high productivity of fiber technology and its broad range of applications. The machine comes supplied with a choice between a 2, 3, 4, or 6 kW fiber laser source and optional automated material handling solutions.
The 6 kW source enables users to achieve the maximum increase in cutting speed—for example, by up to 70% compared to a 4 kW fiber laser when cutting 3 mm stainless steel.
Fiber lasers are able to process a wide range of materials from steel and stainless steel to aluminum, copper, and brass with operating costs and maintenance requirements that are relatively low. For manufacturers whose applications lie in the thin-to-medium sheet thickness range, it means faster cutting, lower costs, and higher profit per part. Additionally, the company offers its Power Cut Fiber function to extend the range of applications to thicker sheet, delivering high-quality cuts in material up to 30 mm.
The machine comes with company's latest-generation cutting head, which can be adapted to maximize quality when profiling different metals. Users choose between two focal points of the laser beam, depending on sheet thickness and material type.
In addition, the company equips the 6 kW version of the machine with the Cut Control function, which monitors the entire process. If a tear occurs, laser cutting is automatically stopped, reducing the risk of miscuts and rejected parts.
Operators control the machine via a 22 in. touchscreen with the company's ByVision Cutting user interface. The control accesses an extensive database that includes the parameters for all common types of sheet metal. Taking the material, sheet thickness, and part geometry into account, it generates the ideal cutting process. During operation, all processes on the machine are tracked and the most important data appear onscreen, including the current cutting plan, the position of the cutting head, and the machine status.
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